QFSR SKILLS ALLIANCE TURNS 25!
This month QFSR Skills Alliance reached a major milestone – we turned 25! Happy Birthday to us!
Yes, we were officially launched on 2 June 1993 by Wayne Swan, then MP and Federal Member for Lilley, who was representing Kim Beasley, then Federal Minister for Employment, Education and Training. You can see by the photo a number of other well known political dignatories were also present.
How time flies. It is a reflection of the hard work, dedication and commitment of past and present Board members, staff and industry all working together to achieve positive workforce, skills and training outcomes for the fitness, sport and recreation industry in Queensland. There has certainly been some changes over the last 25 years.
We will be celebrating in the future with an event to recognise this milestone, so watch this space for further details.
QFSR SKILLS ALLIANCE RESEARCH REPORT – SKILLS AND TRAINING NEEDS
Thank you to everyone who has participated in our research on skills and training needs over the next 3 to 5 years. Whether you completed the on line survey, participated in our workshop, did a phone interview or were able to meet face to face, we certainly appreciate your time, knowledge and expertise in providing your industry insights.
The information has been used to inform a Research Report for Jobs Queensland. A draft report has been submitted to JQ and a final report will be made available on our website in the very near future.
Also congratulations to Hughenden Aquatic Centre who is the winner of the $250 Coles/Myer gift card for completing the on line survey. Your prize is on its way.
OUTDOORS QUEENSLAND AWARDS – NOMINATION NOW OPEN
Nominations for the 2018 Outdoors Queensland Awards are now open. The Awards recognise and reward excellence in the outdoors community, and also celebrate individuals, organisations, programs, events and activities that have been successful in significantly improving outcomes for participants, clients and communities.
Click here for more information.
Nominations close 21 September 2018. Winners will be announced at an Awards dinner on Friday 26 October 2018.
DATE SAVERS - OUTDOORS QUEENSLAND SYMPOSIUM 2018
The Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) is hosting an Outdoors Queensland Symposium in Brisbane on 12 September, and in Cairns on the 14 September!
Save these dates in your diaries - More information to come.
NATIONAL SPORTS CONVENTION
The National Sports Convention is now recognised as Australasia’s largest community sport and recreation knowledge sharing event. This year it's on 16-18 July 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The conference programs include something for everyone covering national community sport, aquatic and recreation infrastructure, sports surfaces, and national sports development.
For more information about the program and to register visit https://www.nationalsportsconvention.com.au/
FITNESS AUSTRALIA – NEW INDUSTRY COUNCIL
Fitness Australia has announced the appointment of the new Fitness Industry Council, an advisory group to provide advice and forum for consultation on issues relating to the diverse range of businesses operating in the fitness industry.
The Industry Council will assist Fitness Australia with the development of strategies, industry policies and services so that it may best support members.
For more information visit
OUTDOOR RECREATION SKILL SETS – SUBSIDISED TRAINING
Do your staff need upskilling? Did you know there is Queensland Government subsidised training available in the following outdoor recreation skill sets?
• Abseiling Guide Single Pitch (Natural Surfaces)
• Bushwalking Guide Controlled Environment
• Climbing Guide (Natural Surfaces) Top Rope
• Mountain Bike Guide (Intermediate Environment)
To be eligible, employees must be existing workers already working in the outdoor recreation sector, and may already hold a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
Training must be undertaken with a registered training organisation (RTO) who is approved to deliver the subsidised training (a pre-qualified supplier). To find an RTO who can tell you more information visit the Queensland Skills Gateway and type in the training course you are interested in.
QUEENSLAND TRAINING AWARDS – REGIONAL FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The 2018 regional finalists of the Queensland Training Awards have been announced. QFSR Skills Alliance would like to congratulate the following finalists from our industry and wish them all the best at their regional award ceremonies.
North Queensland – Medium Employer of the Year
Brothers Leagues Club Townsville
Cowboys Leagues Club
Central Queensland – Medium Employer of the Year
Keppel Bay Sailing Club
Darling Downs South West – Small Employer of the Year
The Fit Lab Health and Fitness Centre
North Coast – Vocational Student of the Year
Certificate IV in Fitness
Training provider: TAFE Queensland
Employer: Staunch Fitness
South East - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness
Training provider: Fit Education
For more information about the finalists and regional award ceremonies visit
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